Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Another year, another blessing

Tomorrow is my birthday (24) and as another year passes I have stopped to think that I have so much to be thankful for. I never had a picture perfect Leave it to Beaver childhood but I wouldn't change anything and I feel blessed to have had the life that God entrusted me with.

  • 24 years ago God decided to bless me with the greatest mom in the world. I don't think she will ever know how much I look up to her and admire her strength and courage. If not for her then I myself would not know how to be a great mother to my daughter. She has taught me so much... patience, unselfishness, gratitude, joy, sorrow, right from wrong, and forgiveness.
  • 288 months ago I was born to a 17 year old mother who never once gave any thought to not having me. This makes me feel blessed to be alive. I can't imagine how someone so young could handle a child on their own without the father around but my mom has always been the type to put others before herself.
  • 1248 weeks ago God presented me into the presence of a true angel. With my mom still going to school and then working my great-grandmother and I spent lots of time together. She was beautiful, pure, kind, and virtuous. She never got angry with me even after I colored on her walls with crayons. She left my drawings up on her walls the rest of her life saying how good of an artist I was (lol).
  • 8766 days ago I never realized how much more fun life would be without a little brother with whom to annoy the rest of my life. My poor brother might have been the brunt of many of my childhood (OK and adulthood) pranks, but he is my best friend. I tell him everything, that of which I am sure he wishes that I would keep some things to myself. He is the most loving, goofy person you could ever be around.
  • 210,384 hours ago I was born as the first and only granddaughter of Maw and Paw Bridges. Little did I know that every weekend while I was younger I would be kicking my paw-paw out of his bed onto the coach so I could sleep with maw-maw and watch Walker Texas Ranger.
  • 12,623,040 minutes ago I never knew that I would find true love and be able to hold onto it. This happened totally out of the blue and I found and fell in love with my best friend and future husband. Keith is the kindest, most generous, do anything for anybody, cutest husband around. We have made each other laugh and cry but I love him as much today as I did when we first said those words to each other.
  • 757,382,400 seconds ago I never would have known that one day I would be looking into the bluest eyes of the cutest baby girl on earth. This has so far been my greatest blessing of all. To have something so precious and new come from me is the greatest feeling of all.

I might not have a typical 24 year old life as my friends do, but I would trade being a housewife of a 9 month old over still hitting up the club every weekend ANY DAY! I couldn't of asked for any better of an upbringing or adult life than what I have because I feel blessed for every second that has been given to me.